The spate of violent attacks in Central African Republic increases
The spate of violent attacks in Central African Republic seems to be on the rise.
No fewer than 22 people have been killed in a string of raids on villages in the Central African Republic.
Armed men cut the throats of 10 people in the village of Ndassima before carrying out an overnight attack nearby in Mala.
Escalation of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic between the Seleka rebels and “anti-balaka” militias, has resulted in mass atrocities
Pope Francis has already hinted that his trip, scheduled for late November, could be cancelled if the attacks worsen.
But government and church authorities in the capital Bangui, have offered assurances that the visit will be peaceful.
The United States has long supported economic growth, strengthening the rule of law, and political stability in CAR, and it remains concerned about the high level of violence and worsening humanitarian crisis.
Further deterioration of the security environment will increase sectarian violence and continue to destabilize the region, posing challenges to ending the conflicts in neighboring South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.